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Viktor Korchnoi vs Peter Heine Nielsen
SmartFish Chess Masters (2005), Drammen NOR, rd 7, Jan-01
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. Flohr-Mikenas-Carls Variation (A18)  ·  1/2-1/2

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Jan-03-05  MonsieurL: 22 Bge was the ONLY response... notice how black has nailed down the bishop for now. What to do, what to do for black! :)
Jan-03-05  artemis: now black wins the h pawn by force, e.g. h4?? ... Bxh4, Bxh4?, ... Rxh4, any ... rh1#
Jan-03-05  MonsieurL: Question answered... bishop is approaching death. I meant Bg3; I got an e somehow!
Jan-03-05  artemis: the rooks cannot fend off the mighty bishop.

Notice how the d3 pawn is a source of trouble for white, not since it will be lost, but since black can gain a crushing space advantage severly limiting the range of the rooks.

Jan-03-05  MonsieurL: <artemis> I agree... notice how the e rook CANNOT move to aid at all. White is suffocating, and black can just keep amazing pressure without fear of threat on his king!
Jan-03-05  acirce: Perhaps White should just play 24.Rc5 Bd5 (24..Rg6!?) 25.Rxd5!? cxd5 26.Be5
Jan-03-05  artemis: <acirce> i was looking at Be5 too, and I think that it allows white the best chances. He needs to let his minor piece combat white's in some fashion.
Jan-03-05
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  Sneaky: Brilliant! Give back the exchange! Korchnoi is probably as calm and cool as his photo indicates.
Jan-03-05  artemis: could Rxd5 salvage the position, allowing white to get rid of that monstrousity of a bishop. It seems playable.
Jan-03-05  artemis: I guess krochnoi agreed with me. :)
Jan-03-05
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  tpstar: <acirce> Korchnoi agrees with you again. :>D
Jan-03-05  acirce: I nominate tpstar for "best memory"
Jan-03-05  artemis: exchanging the bishop looks very bad for black, as the white rook gets activity. Perhaps Be7 or Bg5, but then the position looks relatively equal.
Jan-03-05  Aiuta: Could black have tried 24..h4 instead of 24..Bd5 ?
Jan-03-05  Knight13: Maybe White has a better positon. Black has two weak doubled pawns at the center, which I think is going to be taken.
Jan-03-05  MidnightDuffer: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/NewsStor... Story just out on this tourney in the mainstream (Phillipine) press.
Jan-03-05  Knight13: Wow. The old Viktor Korchnoi is still playing chess!
Jan-03-05  Knight13: Control the Open Files.
Jan-03-05  Knight13: Don't take the e6 Rook!
Jan-03-05  artemis: black has three things going for him: 1) no pawns are on dark squares. 2) g file will be more likely to provide intrusion squares. 3) White's king cannot centralize, at penalty of giving up the g2 square.

I have to go, its been fun.

Jan-03-05  Catfriend: It looks more or less equal.
Jan-03-05  Catfriend: Though I'd prefer here white - his bishop is stonger
Jan-03-05  duckets: Nice job showing us the time remaining for each player, chessgames.com. Excellent site here.
Jan-03-05  acirce: Game drawn
Jan-03-05
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  chessgames.com: Game's over, 1/2-1/2. Thanks for coming by today.
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